Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Henry Lee Lucas & Ottis Toole
Confessing to 3,000 murders, Henry Lee Lucas (left) was more likely to have killed at least 350 people with the help of his homosexual lover Ottis Toole (right). By all accounts, Henry Lee Lucas was not pretty by any standard with a glass eye and missing teeth. By age 24, Lucas had already murdered his mother and fled home to become a drifter. After meeting Toole, Lucas became romantically involved with Toole's 12-year-old niece Becky. Abandoning Becky for a life of crime, Lucas and Toole traveled the United States killing innocent victims. When Lucas was finally arrested, he was convicted of 11 murders and was sentenced to death. Lucas died of heart failure at the age of 64, while Toole, serving 6 life sentences, died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 49.